Friday, July 26, 2019

An adventurous challenge for a good cause with Billy Taylor

Billy started ocean rowing challenges in 2014 after finding out his childhood friend had been diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease. He has rowed across the Pacific and Indian Oceans, the Mediterranean and the English Channel, all of which have been to raise awareness of YOPD. https://monkeyfistadventures.com

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Living a high performance life with Sonya Morton-Firth

Sonya hosts a weekly YouTube channel and podcast : The Sonya Morton Firth Show Sonya interviews inspirational guests and delves deep into the minds of Entrepreneurs, Disruptors, Mavericks, Leaders and people that want to change the world by telling their amazing stories. Sonya is also a High Performance Coach and works with Entrepreneurs and CEO’s helping them enhance their performance by providing them with strategies to achieve their goals by facilitating transformational change in all areas of life. With close to 20 years of experience in as an award-winning Sales Director in the finance industry, Sonya left corporate life, successful but not fulfilled, she knew she had a greater purpose. She went on to launch her own business, a brand of gym clothes for woman, and after selling her shares, she used her expertise to mentor Start-ups. Sonya is passionate about health and fitness and is qualified in personal training and nutrition. She has written for Health and Fitness Magazines and given talks in this field. Her dedication and will power have led her to compete on stage in Physique competitions. In addition, Sonya has mastered financial freedom by building up a multi-million property portfolio. Sonya is certified by the AoEC (approved by the ICF) and is certified by the MFHA in mental health to identify and deal with stress and depression. https://www.sonyamortonfirth.com

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Performing Under Pressure with Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry

Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry wrote the book on pressure. Literally. His book, Performing Under Pressure, The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most, became a NY Times bestseller, is published in 65 countries, and was named by INC magazine as one the top 10 business books of the year book. He advises the US Army and Navy, Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Mercedes Benz and Goldman Sachs and is a performance coach to NFL, NBA teams, and Olympic medal-winning athletes. He has taught executive education at Kellogg School of Management and now spends his time researching and writing (his firm surveys over 40,000 people a month) on the variables that drive performance and leadership. His firm, The Institute for Health & Human Potential, has been named by Profit Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies and he speaks widely around the world on performance, leadership, disruption, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Promoting a fire education community - with Tracy Last

There are many fearless leaders paving new “pub ed” pathways with Tracy Last, Founder of the FireED Interactive Community Inc, an impact business, and movement, for eliminating preventable fires worldwide. As a teenager Tracy was a self confessed fire safety star, who now makes a point that she did not learn the ropes as a child in school, or through fire station visits. She discovered the importance of fire safety following the Smokey Bear Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention Campaign for which her dad supplied educational materials to since 1979. In 1998 Tracy signed with the NFPA as official licensee for the Sparky the Fire Dog campaign. This license ran without incident until 2005, at which time it did not get renewed. This only fuelled Tracy’s passion! She took to travelling and meeting educators across Canada in a quest to standardize and implement a new breed of fire and life safety education programs nationwide. For every other fire service endeavor Tracy worked to develop, she applied her entrepreneurial approaches to create and market improved programs. Though she always found she couldn't make slow moving committees work faster, and people were still dying, becoming injured, or losing their homes to preventable fires. Having collected years of data from the great minds of hundreds of fire officers and educators over time, the challenge remained to take the collective ideas and package them. The only way Tracy saw this to be feasible was by way of incorporating a first of its kind public education social enterprise, called FireED Interactive Community Inc.

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